Aldi's French Toast Sticks Are A Nostalgia Trip Worth Having

The list of foods that many of us associate with our childhood is a long one. Grilled cheese sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, frozen chicken nuggets, hot dogs, pizza snack rolls, and all those frozen treats from the ice cream truck. And let's not forget all the breakfast foods, like frozen waffles and French toast sticks.

Now that you're older, you can buy your own French toast sticks at Aldi and other grocery stores. If you have young children at home, you've probably bought a box of them at least once or twice over the past few years. Aldi sells two frozen options under the Breakfast Best brand, Regular or Cinnamon.

The cooking instructions on the box give multiple options, and the breakfast item can be prepared easily in the microwave, on the stove, or in an oven. A shopper shared a third method on Reddit: Air fry them!

You can have crispy, air fried French toast sticks in under 8 minutes

The Reddit post compares the Double Cinnamon-flavored sticks to the ones from school lunches and ranks them 10 out of 10 in the air fryer. One follower commented in the thread that they usually microwave theirs, confirming the undesirable sogginess. Others encouraged air frying or using an oven, adding that it's worth the extra time. 

"I bake these every day, 425 for 16 no flip. Perfect for my little guy's breakfast," one Reddit user commented. Another advised against microwaving frozen food entirely. And if you don't own an air fryer yet, a toaster is also a great option, according to one person.

In a separate Reddit post, created two months prior to the Double Cinnamon post, another fan of the Aldi French toast sticks shared their thoughts, echoing the air fryer recommendation and added the cooking instructions. They said to set the air fryer to 380 degrees and warm them for 7 minutes, flipping them over halfway through. Enjoy!